Your Country Calling

Capricorn 2009 But first your calling… Most of us are now familiar with the idea that we might have a calling, a vocation. Something we are ‘called’ to do before we leave the earth plane this time. One morning, listening to my favourite radio, BBC World, management columnist Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times, was giving her views on career …

New Year’s Resolutions – but why now?

Capricorn 2008 Resolutions – things we think we should have, but love to hate. We have reached Capricorn again – that sign of ‘shoulds’ and goals and missions. Getting serious about things and achieving that ideal – the thing we think we should be – thinner, a non-smoker, a moderate drinker, an exerciser. We will have more time for ourselves. There are …

Saturn, scapegoats and the blame game

Capricorn 2007 Some time ago a friend of mine and I were discussing the structure of a book she was writing. One of her topics of expertise is patient rights, and we ended up discussing the responsibilities of the different parties involved and how this is seen by different groups in society.  As soon as I hear the words ‘structure’ …